How yoga transformed my pregnancy

How yoga transformed my pregnancy

Pregnancy has reminded me of the power of yoga and meditation to heal your body.  I have a new found appreciation for the practice as it has helped to medicate certain ailments that have occurred over the course of the last 9 months.  As I enter into my 39th week, I am reminded of the…

A guest blog: The best yoga mat

A guest blog: The best yoga mat

Personally, my favorite mat is the Manduka Pro Mat.  I love this mat because of its cushion and durability. Yet, it is a rather heavy mat that is cumbersome to carry around.  My next favorite would be the Liforme Mat for it’s innovative design and commitment to recyclable materials. Reviews.com did the research to find…

How to increase flexibility in your hips and hamstrings while avoiding injury

How to increase flexibility in your hips and hamstrings while avoiding injury

How to increase flexibility in your hips and hamstrings while avoiding injury Avoiding injury is a tough topic!  It really depends on your own innate ability to listen to internal cues.  Have I gone too far?  What is enough?  Can I back off when I see the goal so close?! Increasing flexibility takes time.  I…

Meditation for Embracing Change

Meditation for Embracing Change

Change and Transition “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old but building the new.” – Socrates.  In my early 20’s, I left my corporate career in marketing for a career in health and wellness.  In my late 20’s, I found out that I was pregnant and…

Meditation for Mothers

Meditation for Mothers

Pregnancy and Motherhood One of the most incredible journeys of a woman life is becoming a mother.  For first time moms, pregnancy may feel like an initiation period into motherhood.  We are sometimes burdened with episodes of morning sickness and physical discomfort but also amazed at the miracle of life growing deep within our bellies. …

What you’ll notice after 7 days of Meditation

What you’ll notice after 7 days of Meditation

When I first started meditating, I had already been practicing asana (yoga) for 6 years.  I had experienced small doses of meditation in my classes and teacher training, but nothing along the lines of a disciplined daily practice.  When I became a full time yoga teacher, I found myself constantly drained by the demands of…

Daily rituals that make a BIG difference

Daily rituals that make a BIG difference

“A lot of habitually creative people have preparation rituals linked to the setting in which they choose to start their day. By putting themselves into that environment, they start their creative day.” – Twyla Tharp I read Twyla Tharp’s “The Creative Habit” years ago during a teacher training with Laughing Lotus founder Dana Trixie Flynn. …

Chakras 101

Chakras 101

What is a chakra? A chakra is an energetic wheel, or vortex of energy in the body. Each chakra has specific physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual attributes. The chakras are strongly correlated to the endocrine system, each one aligned with a particular gland in the body. Root – Reproductive Sacral – Adrenal Solar Plexus- Pancreas…

Everything is figureoutable – Marie Forleo

Everything is figureoutable – Marie Forleo

When I left my corporate job on Broadway I had less than $5k to my name. I figured it was enough with 3 months rent and a one way ticket to Australia. I didn’t worry about the money because my heart was racing on adrenaline. At the time I had little faith and did not…